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IDRC funds research activities that are designed to directly benefit developing countries and their citizens. Our approach focuses on collaborative partnerships and projects proposed by research institutions and individuals. 
 
To build a critical mass of knowledge in our priority areas, we fund individual research projects as well as larger research programs in collaboration with other donors.
 
We mainly support developing-country researchers. There are opportunities, however, for joint research projects between developing-country institutions and Canadian or international researchers and institutions. Our Canadian Partnerships program also supports research and related activities at Canadian institutions.
 
We also offer fellowships and awards to both Canadian and developing-country graduate students.
 
For more information, click on the category below that applies to you:
 

Latest Results

For more than a decade, IDRC has supported a large number of researchers, research networks, and global institutions in their efforts to build stronger, more equitable health systems. Equipped with strong evidence, IDRC grantees are leading the way...
Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthInvesting in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

Latest Results

High-speed Internet access, or broadband, can effectively contribute to economic and social development, but only when it is combined with investments in human capital, such as teacher training and digital literacy programs for women, according to a...
Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

Latest Results

The challenge of collecting data on sensitive issues like gender-based violence is well-documented across the globe. Stigma and shame prevent many victims of sexual harassment from talking about or reporting these crimes. However, new technologies...
Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthInvesting in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American study Sexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

Latest Results

Despite the success of research and development activities in integrating crop and livestock production, few West African communities are adopting these technologies. The challenge in promoting a mixed dairy and market garden farming system is...
Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthInvesting in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced data Strengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

Latest Results

An innovative planter that can make ridges and sow seeds at the bottom of the furrows at the same time is set to boost productivity of sorghum farming in Sudan.   Planting sorghum at the bottom of furrows has been recommended as a way to conserve...
Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthInvesting in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan
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IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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